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Why this new year 2016 should be different from others?

HNY 2016

We look forward to the new year, absolutely at every year end, with lot of hope that we will get what we want at least in this coming new year .. something that’s going to make us more successful, much happier, much richer, much fulfilling in our relationships within the family as well as outside the family. We pray that the new year should be trouble-free, bring great fitness and health and of course, personally I look forward to more spiritual as well as career growth.

But, why do we call this as an end and tomorrow .. 1st Jan 2016 .. as a new beginning?

In my knowledge, the process is continuous and there is no end or beginning as such. We learn something new about our inner self (or own capability) every hour, every day. We learn how to maintain or better our relationships that are of personal or of business kind. We develop or even better our skills in personal finance management so that we have sufficient funds to meet the materialistic needs in our lives.

We learn how to forgive others as well as ourselves so that we do not live in remorse or regret.

A positive approach to welcome the new year – is by building individual wisdom through life experiences gained. When we become wise, we become self-confident with knowledge gained from our ‘real’ life experiences.

And, in order to gain significant life experiences, we need to develop or even retain our individual enthusiasm, sustain self-drive to win over situations that seem only difficult at the start and one aspect that is overlooked by many I know – ‘We should learn to accept life the way it unfolds.’

Acceptance is the key to developing sustained happiness. I do not mean complacency or even adopting a defeatist approach when I say this.

If we do not accept the situations we find ourselves in, we will be unhappy and that will affect our present and future too. Let’s not make this mistake and stretch our past into our present or the future.

This is not an end or beginning! It is life which is growing every day as – time and energy – get spent knowingly or unknowingly .. and believe me, there is no need to prove yourself to anyone.

There should be no comparison or keeping up with your neighbors or even relatives of yours.

You should definitely progress compared to what you were doing yesterday. You should better yourself and trust me, you will do that if you consistently focus on your inner self or own capability.

Let’s not dissipate our energy in comparing our self with others. Happiness comes from within and when you are happy – you are living otherwise you are not.

Your happiness will not depend on what others think about you.

Your personal wealth earned will not become less or even more .. as long you earn enough to meet your requirements.

Your requirements should not reduce or even increase as long as you can decide on them yourself.

Your love and affection for others as well as for your own self will be developed only by you and not anyone else in your life.

Your craving for gaining more knowledge or skills about anything regarding your self growth will come from within you and not from elsewhere. You alone are responsible for that.

Do not forget .. Inner locus of control – You are in control of your life and no one else can or even should control your life.

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year 2016 !

Enjoy your life! You live only once.. my friend!!

May God bless you! 🙂

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About Raman Ramamurthy

I am a Management consultant, an avid reader, play Lawn tennis in my leisure time and love Music. Presently, I am settled in India along with my wife and my son.

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